Doctors to Give Kids More Than 2,100 TMA Helmets in May — Bike Month

 April 24, 2018

  • WHAT: The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give more than 2,100 Texas children a free bicycle helmet in May — designated as Bike Month. TMA physicians and other volunteers will give Texas kids the bicycle helmet at events across the state. They also will teach parents and children how wearing a properly fitted helmet can protect them from most head injuries when riding.

    TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program was created in 1994 to help prevent head injuries by encouraging helmet use for all sports on wheels: bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and riding a scooter. TMA has given nearly 300,000 helmets to Texas children since the program began. 
  • WHEN: May 1-25 (events throughout the month) 
  • WHERE: Communities statewide, including yours (see schedule below) 
  • WHO: TMA physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance members (volunteers who are TMA physicians and TMA members’ spouses), and other volunteers — and more than 2,000 Texas children 
  • WHY: Texas physicians want children to be active — and safe. Falls from cycling are the No. 1 cause of injury to children aged 14 and younger. Wearing a helmet that fits correctly is a simple way to prevent injury.

Below is a schedule of TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads events across the state. Look for one in your community.

TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads Schedule: May 2018  

Events are open to the public unless otherwise noted (some helmet giveaways are by invitation only).

5/1  
Event: Bicycle Rodeo and BrainMinders (school event, not open to the public)
Sponsor: George Cathey, MD, and Pilot Club of Quitman*
Location and Time: Quitman Elementary School, 902 E. Goode St., Quitman, 8 am 
 
5/2
Event: Bicycle Rodeo and BrainMinders (school event, not open to the public)
Sponsor: Pilot Club of Quitman
Location and Time: Alba-Golden Elementary School, 1373 CR 2377, Alba, 8 am
Yantis Elementary School, 105 W. Oak St., Yantis, 1 pm

5/4
Event: Spring Fling Community Health Fair (school event, not open to the public)
Sponsor: Lubbock County Medical Society Alliance
Location and Time: Harwell Elementary School, 4101 Avenue D, Lubbock, 8 am-2:45 pm
 
5/5
Event: Bike the Woodlands Kids Rodeo
Sponsor: Texas Children’s Hospital and The Woodlands Township
Location and Time: Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Dr., Spring, 8:30-10 am
 
5/5
Event: St. David’s Health & Safety Fair
Sponsor: St. David’s Emergency Center — Leander
Location and Time: St. David’s Emergency Center — Leander, 601 St. David’s Loop, Leander, 10 am-Noon
 
5/5
Event: Bike Safety Rodeo
Sponsor: Sarah Lay, MD, and Quinlan Independent School District*
Location and Time: Butler Intermediate School, 410 Clardy Dr., Quinlan, 9:30-11 am
 
5/5
Event: Cinco De Mayo Family Fair
Sponsor: Christopher Craig, MD, and El Paso Pediatric Associates**
Location and Time: El Paso Pediatric Associates, 1160 Saddle Bronc Dr., El Paso, 8:30 am-1 pm
 
5/5
Event: Madinah Masjid Health Fair
Sponsor: Seema Haq, MD, and American Muslim Women Physicians Association
Location and Time: Madinah Masjid, 2180 Old Denton Rd., Carrollton, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
 
5/6
Event: League of United Latin American Citizens Cinco de Mayo
Sponsor: Drs. Jamal Islam and Grant Pierre, and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Family Medicine Program*
Location and Time: Old Galveston County Courthouse, 722 21st St., Galveston, Noon-4 pm
 
5/9
Event: Bike to School Day (school event only, not open to the public)
Sponsor: Lynn Azuma, MD, and Village Elementary Parent Teacher Association**
Location and Time: Village Elementary, 400 Village Commons, Georgetown, all day
 
5/10
Event: Hard Hats for Little Heads (school event only, not open to the public)
Sponsor: Eric Lee, MD, and Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group*
Location and Time: Peck Elementary School, 5001 MLK Blvd., Houston, 8:30 am
 
5/12
Event: Bike Rodeo
Sponsor: Texas Children’s Hospital and Katy Aquatics
Location and Time: Cinco Ranch Natatorium, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, 10 am-Noon
 
5/18
Event: Bike to Work Day
Sponsor: Texas Children’s Hospital and City of Houston
Location and Time: City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston, 7-10 am
 
5/19
Event: Kids Safe Saturday
Sponsor: Titus Regional Medical Center
Location and Time: Mount Pleasant High School, 2110 N. Edwards Ave., Mount Pleasant, 11 am-2 pm
 
5/19
Event: Bike Rodeo
Sponsor: Texas Children’s Hospital and Bike the Woodlands
Location and Time: Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, 8 am-2 pm
 
5/19
Event: Kids Safe Saturday
Sponsor: Texas Department of State Health Services Region 4/5 North
Location and Time: Red River Fair Grounds, Clarksville, 11 am-2 pm
 
5/22
Event: Hard Hats for Little Heads
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall and Mission Marshall
Location and Time: Sam Houston Elementary School, 2905 E. Travis St., Marshall, 9 am
 
5/24
Event: Hard Hats for Little Heads
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall, and Mission Marshall
Location and Time: William B. Travis Elementary School, 300 W. Carolanne Blvd., Marshall, 2:30 pm
 
5/24
Event: Hard Hats for Little Heads
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall and Mission Marshall
Location and Time: Price T. Young Elementary School, 1501 Sanford St., Marshall, 10:30 am
 
5/25
Event: Hard Hats for Little Heads
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall, and Mission Marshall
Location and Time: David Crockett Elementary School, 700 Jasper Dr., Marshall, 1 pm
 
May
Event: Bike Safety Month (open to Sugar Creek patients during office visits)
Sponsor: Physicians at Sugar Creek*
Location and Time: Physicians at Sugar Creek, 14023 Southwest Frwy., Sugar Land

 

*The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) provided funding for this giveaway, which is sponsored by a family physician.

**The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) provided funding for this giveaway, which is sponsored by a TPS member.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 52,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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April 24, 2018